Marketing & Communications: The Pritzker Foundation Gives $5 Million to SAIC

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a $5 million gift from the Pritzker Foundation to establish the Pritzker Graduate Fellowship Fund.

The donation is one of the largest the school has received in its 148-year history. Beginning in the 2015–16 academic year, the Pritzker Graduate Fellowship will offer merit-based scholarships to students pursuing their graduate degree at SAIC. The competitive, full-tuition fellowships will be awarded annually to some of the most talented incoming graduate students from the United States and around the world.

About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,200 students from around the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields. Learn more about the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at

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